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Autumn Arrives. A Lesson in Life Balance

By Eileen McDargh - Sunday, October 01, 2006
I'm always rejuvenated when the season shifts to the colors of autumn and the air turns crisp and cool, signaling harvest time for grapes and grain. Once completed, the earth will fold in on itself to slumber in the darkness of winter and quietly nurture the growth that spring requires. We'd do well to mimic what nature knows so well: times of growth and ceaseless activity must be followed by rest, reflection and renewal. You can't keep harvesting without wearing out the soil. Non-stop action thins our capacity for creativity and wears out the soul. Relish this season.
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Happy employees abound in a Denver airport setting

By Eileen McDargh - Tuesday, August 08, 2006

 

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Do You Listen When the World Speaks?

By Eileen McDargh - Sunday, July 30, 2006

 

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Is Friendship an Endangered Species?

By Eileen McDargh - Sunday, July 23, 2006
Startling Isolation in America 

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You're Known by the Flowers You Keep

By Eileen McDargh - Thursday, July 20, 2006
"What kind of flower are you?" The question took me aback when I read it. Could the writer be suggesting that the kind of flowers we surround ourselves with offers testimony to our view on life? The more I thought of it, I realized there was a great truism here. Nature offers her treasures as subtle metaphors for so many of life's lessons. Here was my mine:

In my work as a professional speaker and consultant, I had found myself sometimes overwhelmed with the amount of work and travel on my plate. At other times, I found myself beginning to panic with the scarcity. "It's either pheasant or feathers", I'd grumble. Some colleagues had told me that I worked too hard on material, constantly editing, adding, pruning, and arranging. "But it makes what I do more timely and current," I'd respond and silently wonder if they were right.

And then I read this question.

"But of course," I thought. "ROSES!"

In our small strip of California garden, I have planted rose bushes. In season, they bloom profusely, coming back in abundance the more I tend them, weed, fertilize, AND give them away. Out of season, their bare stems look forlorn and without potential. Yet I know that in due time, the nourishment received from this time of rest will bring them back in abundance.

It is the course of their life. It is the pattern of my work. When viewed in this manner, I now understand that my work pattern reflects the natural world of roses. It's not right for everyone. But it is right for me. Guess I'll just bloom when and where I am planted!
 

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Service Stars in Doctor's Office

By Eileen McDargh - Saturday, July 15, 2006

 

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Employee engagement Boosts Bottom-Line

By Eileen McDargh - Friday, June 30, 2006

 

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Are We Leaders or Laggards in Work/Life Balance Initiatives?

By Eileen McDargh - Wednesday, June 21, 2006
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Want new employees? Look at your work/life balance initiatives.

By Eileen McDargh - Tuesday, May 16, 2006

This year, for the first time, male graduates of master's degrees in business-administration programs listed work-life balance as their most important career goal. 

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Whatever Happened to Customer Service?

By Eileen McDargh - Saturday, May 13, 2006

 

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